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meisandy

Hi all,

I'm using an embedded IE object to fill in a form and submit it. The form uses the POST method and has a Javascript function which runs when the form is submitted and changes some values according to what is entered into the form and generates a nonce, etc. When the form is submitted a file download is triggered.

How could I deal with this because at the minute the file download dialog is appearing? The only way I can think of is to send a keypress when the file download window becomes active but I have seen that this is not reliable.

Thanks in advance

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jdelaney

send a screenshot, and the output of the autoit window info tool (if it's a popup).

Control* functions and Window* functions are reliable, if it's a popup

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meisandy

Here is the File Download dialog that appears (left) and window information for it (right)Download_Window.png

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meisandy

This is the code I'm using but for some reason it only works sometimes, and the desktop opens in Windows Explorer.

WinWaitActive("File Download", "", 15)
    If WinActive("File Download") <> 0 Then
        ControlClick("File Download", "", "[CLASS:Button; INSTANCE:3]")
    EndIf

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Wombat

Here is the File Download dialog that appears (left) and window information for it (right)Download_Window.png

 

For future reference... if you activate a window (bring it into focus) then press Ctrl+PrtScn, it will screen capture the focused window only. so you can save time from having to redact information from the screen capture.

Edit:

This is true for Win7, for xp the keycombo is Ctrl+Alt+PrtScn... I dont know about Vista

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AdmiralAlkex

For future reference... if you activate a window (bring it into focus) then press Ctrl+PrtScn, it will screen capture the focused window only. so you can save time from having to redact information from the screen capture.

 

Edit:

This is true for Win7, for xp the keycombo is Ctrl+Alt+PrtScn... I dont know about Vista

Good suggestion, only if you hadn't completely mangled the keys ;)

It is Alt+PrtScr for all of them. Probably goes back to Win95, if not longer.

Ctrl does nothing, or at least not that.

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meisandy

That's where I was going wrong - I knew there was a way but I thought it was Ctrl + PrtScr! Thanks :)

So does anybody know why the code I posted isn't working properly?

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Wombat

Good suggestion, only if you hadn't completely mangled the keys ;)

It is Alt+PrtScr for all of them. Probably goes back to Win95, if not longer.

Ctrl does nothing, or at least not that.

I meant that :sweating::whistle:


Just look at us.
Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health. Lawyers destroy justice. Universities destroy knowledge. Governments destroy freedom. The major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality. ~ Michael Ellner


The internet is our one and only hope at a truly free world, do not let them take it from us...

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NewPlaza

Would ControlSend("File Download", "", "", "{ESC}") work?

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meisandy

Can you post your code so we can see what you are doing (makes it easier to help) or is this a private website?

I'm very sorry and I understand that it does make it harder for you to help me but the website is private. However if there is any code you would like to see in particular I could post 'snippets'...

 

Would ControlSend("File Download", "", "", "{ESC}") work?

 

Pressing the Esc key when the dialog appears does work really well, when I do it manually. However for some reason the code I posted earlier it is a bit hit and miss. Even when the File Download window is clearly active the code inside the If statement doesn't execute, and when I don't have the If statement all types of random things happen.

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meisandy

Forget winactive, use winexists, then winactivate, then Send("{SPACE}"), or enter or whatever key does what you want.

WinExists works a treat! Thank you! And I don't need to use WinActivate because ControlSend() still works perfectly.

And thank you NewPlaza for indirectly informing me about the Esc key being able to close the File Download box. :)

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